The Hockey Saint is the highly anticipated second book in the Forever Friends Trilogy, which covers the unlikely friendship of the world’s best hockey player, Jeremiah Jacobson and college sophomore, Tom Leonard. Their friendship is immediately put to the test when Tom discovers his idol is not as perfect as he appeared to be. Can Tom save Jeremiah from his checkered past and fast lifestyle?
I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Hockey Saint is the sequel to The Stereotypical Freaks and almost bares no relation to the latter. See my review for The Stereotypical Freaks here.
The one character which is in both books is Tom Leonard. That blond kid who had the super cool parents? Yea, him. This is Tom a few years later, a college student who plays hockey. This story starts out sad and was a bit of a shock for me but I mostly got over it.
This book focuses more on quite a few real life issues. Alcoholism, people viewing celebrities as God’s gift to mankind and not focusing on more important things like the sick and homeless.
I wasn’t really a fan of Tom in this but I did like how Jake was written. Once again, the author inserted a ‘Recommended Listening’ and I can’t wait to go through it.
Great writing and amazing artwork.
Read: 1 March 2016
Publication Date: 29 September 2014
Publisher: Animal Media Group
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Howard Shapiro